Who Can You Complain to in Colorado?

Office of the Attorney General
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 10th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
(720) 508-6000

To file a complaint online, click here.

Colorado’s Laws

Here’s a snapshot of Colorado’s laws regarding deceptive advertising:

Colorado Consumer Protection Act: Lists a number of acts that are deemed deceptive trade practices, including, but not limited to, advertising goods or services with the intent not to sell them as advertised, and knowingly lying about the characteristics, ingredients, uses, and benefits of a certain good or service.

Possible Penalties

Some of the penalties that fraudulent or deceptive advertisers may suffer in Colorado include:

Small Claims Court in Colorado

If you’re not trying to recover big bucks, but rather just trying to recoup the money you spent on a product or service after being duped by a false ad, then you might consider filing a lawsuit in Small Claims Court.

For general info about filing a lawsuit in Small Claims Court, click here.

For info on how to file a Small Claims lawsuit in Colorado, click here.

Researching Consumer Complaints

Colorado does not make consumer complaints provided to the state Attorney General/ Department of Law available to the public. Consumers may be able to obtain the number of complaints filed against a business by sending a Freedom of Information request to:

Public Information Officer/Director of Communications
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, Floor 10
Denver, CO 80203
(720) 508-6553

A sample Freedom of Information request can be found here.

**Please note that this page is informational only and does not take the place of legal advice.  Please also note that the above summary is meant to provide a brief look at the laws in Colorado, and not a comprehensive list.


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